Obituary: Samuel Alcorn, 85

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Samuel Alcorn, 85, of Worcester died Monday, Dec.17 at home surrounded by his family.

He leaves his wife of 63 years, Christine M. (Fortier) Alcorn; two sons, Alan J. Alcorn and his wife Bernice of Worcester and James D. Alcorn and his wife Diane of Auburn; a daughter, Deborah L. Knox of Danielson, CT; a brother, David J. Alcorn and his wife Elizabeth of Worcester; three grandchildren, Allyse, Meagan and Daniel and nieces and nephews. A brother, Harold W. Alcorn and a sister, Jane D. Breau predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Samuel and Ida (Sherlock) Alcorn and was a Navy Veteran of WWII.

Sam worked for the College of the Holy Cross in charge of field maintenance for 15 years, retiring in 1997, prior to that he worked for 20 years for All Faith Cemetery. He was a sports enthusiast, especially a fan of the New York Yankees. He collected beer cans, enjoyed flea markets and could best be described as a collector of all things collectible and antique. Sam was a former member of the Hope Congregational Church.

Visiting Hours will be held Saturday, De. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a Celebration of Sam’s Life at 1:30 p.m. in Callahan and Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. Burial will be private in All Faiths Cemetery.

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